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the hostage drama continues to alabama where a 5-year-old they cost millions of dollars a piece but millions are turning their super bowl ads over to the public. ♪ and the rocket's red glare >> and beyonce answers the critics of her rendition of the "national anthem" by delivering a performance leading up to the super bowl. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, february 1st, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. that hostage situation in southeast alabama has stretched
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into its fourth day, and there are signs the standoff may continue for some time. police are negotiating with the man holding a 5-year-old boy in a small underground bunker. the hostage has special needs and the police have been delivering medication. >> reporter: police are camped along this dirt road in midland city, alabama, waiting for something to give. nearby neighbhe is holed up. he's with 5-year-old boy. he took him off a school bus at gunpoint on tuesday. >> negotiators continue to communicate with the suspect and there's no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: michael is a pastor who ministered to children who were on the bus. >> they said they saw him, mr. dike stepped on the bus and demanded a few children.
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>> reporter: the bus driver refused and he was shot to de h death. they've been talking to him through a pvc pipe and they've been able to deliver food and medicine to the boy who has special needs. >> we know he's crying for his mother and his grand parents. >> reporter: neighbors have their own stories about dikes. rhonda wilbur said he killed her dog for wandering onto his property. >> he took a lead pipe and he beat the dog until he thought that the dog was dead. >> reporter: police here are working toward a peaceful conclusion, but it could take time. they say dikes has been known to stay inside the shelter for as long as eight days at a time. marlie hall for cbs news, mittland city, alabama. an alaska airlines jet was forced to make an emergency landing when the pilot lost
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conscious necessary. flight 473 was en route from seattle to los angeles last night. it was over oregon when the pilot passed out. the pilot was diverted to portland. the co-pilot landed the plane safely. there were 115 passengers and five crew members onboard the boeing 737. and through the night rescue crews in mexico city have been searching for people who were trapped by an explosion. at least 75 people -- or rather 25 people were killed by yesterday's afternoon blast in the basement of a downtown tower. more than a hundred were injured. the causes are unknown but one possibility is a building gas boiler. in central china today a truck carryingfire works skbloeded. at least five were killed, eight hospitalized. cars and trucks fell about a hundred feet to the ground. the cause of the explosion is
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under investigation. and now to the economy. the labor department releases january's report this morning. the economy remains sluggish challenged by a steep decline in defense spending and the impact of higher social security taxes. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. we have an economy still struggling despite positive signs like higher consumer spending and business. we expect sluggish growth in today's report. of course, any surprises there could jolt the market. wall street is eagerly awaiting the government's january jobs report. analysts predict the company added jobs last month but not enough to budge the unemployment rate from its current 7.8%. >> it's been a slow process. >> latoya patrick is one of america's estimate 12 million unemployed workers. she's been looking for a job since the fall after graduating with a master's degree.
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>> i'm not going to lie. it's been tough sometimes. when you're home, you feel like i spent all this time going to school and it's like nobody's giving you a chance. >> economists say until more people like latoya find jobs the economy will continue to suffer. it shrank for the first time in three years. one day after that dismal gdp report, he disbanded the jobs council. ghav republicans here on capitol hill new ammunition to criticize him. speaker john boehner said the president trited his jobs more like a nuisance than starting job creation. >> they come from people object capitol hill who have consistently opposed every growth initiative and job creation initiative the president's put forward. >> the white house said it was
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only intended to last two years. now that jobs council met four times in its first year, zero times in its second year. in its place the white house said it's going to work more with business groups and o'groups to try to boost the economy, fix the debt, and fix immigration. anne-marie? >> all right. president obama says he'll sign a measure raising the debt limit. it allows the treasury to borrow above the $16.4 trillion limit through may 18. without the measure the government would have defaulted on its obligation. also on capitol hill a tough go for president's nominee for secretary of defense. forrer republican senator chuck hagel got hammered by fellow republicans during his confirmation hearing. he's still expected to be confirmed but his appearance could have bon stronger. danielle nottingham has this report. >> reporter: senator john mccain
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grilled chuck hagel about his opposition to the troop surge in iraq. >> and your refusal to answer whether you were right or wrong about it is going to have an impact on my judgment as to whether to vote for your confirmation or not. >> reporter: some republicans have said they won't support hagel. he tried to address their concern. >> i'm on the record many times in speeches and on the floor of the senate. in the book i wrote in 2008 says iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. >> reporter: hagel served as senator from nebraska for eight earring. during that time he made comments that are still under scrutiny. >> where we've been intimidated by the lobby to do something dumb. >> i can't give you any example. >> thank you. do you agree you shouldn't have said something like is that? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: if confirmed he'll
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be the first vietnam vet to lead the pentagon. >> i saw from the bottom. i see what happens. i saw the consequences and suffering and horrors of war. >> reporter: sam nunn strongly supports naegele's nomination. >> he comes from the republicans side but he has a lot of admirers of the democratic side. he knows defense. he's a war hero. >> reporter: if cop firmed he'll be the only one the president obama's cabinet. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. coming up on the "morning news," chain reaction crashes. it creates pileups in michigan and indiana. this is the "cbs morning news" an intense burning sensation like somebody had set it on fire. and the doctor said, cindie, you have shingles. he said, you had chickenpox when you were a little girl... i said, yes, i did. i don't think anybody ever thinks they're going to get shingles. but it happened to me.
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squalls, high winds, and a slick road contributed to the mile-long crash. in indiana, ten people were injured in a pileup west of indianapolis on thursday. 35 cars and trucks were involved in this crash. police say a snow squall reduced visibility and caused problems on the road. on "cbs moneywatch," and a beer merger might get blocked. ashley morrison is here with more. asian markets were mostly higher despite manufacturing data from china that that fell short of expectations. tokyo's nikkei added half a percent in its longest winning streak in 54 years while hong kong's hang seng was flat. despite a strong start to 2013, on wall street stocks sagged on thursday. the dow jones industrial average average closed down 49 points while the nasdaq was off a fraction. the annual spring surge in gasoline prices is getting an early start. the price at the pump rose 13 cents over the past two weeks.
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a gallon of regular averages $3.42 nationwide. industry analysts attribute the rise to maintenance at the refineries, low inventories, and rising oil prices. >> t"the wall street journal" says hackers with possible ties to the chinese government says it broke into the computer system. cyber spies were trying to monitor its coverage to china. on wednesday night "the new york times" reported it was the target of chinese cyber spying. >> and the justice department is sueing to stop a $20 million merger between anheuser-busch. it's the nation's larger. the merger would lead to higher beer prices. >> no one wants to hear that this close to the super bowl, even though it wouldn't affect it, especially with chicken wigs
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time now for a check of the national forecast. bitter cold and lktd snow will extend from the norj plains to the ohio valerie p parts of the northeast will see light showers. much of the south will be chilly and the southwest will be warm and dry. more than 111 million americans are expected to tune in this sunday for super bowl xlvii. and while the 49ers and the ravens will be battling for football's all mat prize, big business will be competing for viewers' attention and spending a lot of money to do it. the average cost of 30 seconds of air time during the super bowl is $3.8 million and that's an increase of nearly 9% from last year. despite that high cost many of the sponsors are putting their ad campaigns in the hands of their viewers. vinita nair is in new orleans with more on that. good morning, vinita. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie, that's right. they're embracing social media and they're real rising the
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bloggers can help extend the pricey ad. it's been 30 years since apple's big ads revolutionalized it. it symbolizes empowerment and years later they handing over the biggest show case to their audience. >> people are going to be more involved than they ever have been before in terms of crowd sourcing and social media and actually voting on the outcome of ads. >> reporter: for a seventh straight air doritos will air a commercial made and submitted by fans and selected by online votes but they're more than just a means of saving money. >> consumers trust other consumers more than they do companies, and so featuring consumers is a way to get closer to them. >> reporter: the participation will be in realtime during the game. viewers will be asked to vote on how a race in this ad for coke will end. the winner will be revealed in a commercial at the end of the game.
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another ad getting the trend out before the game. about half of this year's 30 advertisers are leasing teasers of their commercials to generate buzz before they air. in an interview with "cbs this morning," taco bell ceo greg kreets says he hopes people share the sneak peek of his company's super bowl ad. >> we've got 10 billion facebook fans. if you live in a social world, we love to share. i think you're going to find, stop, stop, a taco bell ad's coming. >> everything will be all right. yeah, man. >> reporter: but getting ad out early generated negative attention for volkswagen. some called this white actor speaking with a jamaican accent responded. now, according to youtube the early teaser videos that were
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put out before the super bowl, they avaged 9 million hits. the ones put out the day of the super bowl had just a million. >> just a million. you've got to to get your mon money's worth. well, you can watch all of those ads and of course the game this sunday right here on cbs. our kick-off begins at 6:00 p.m. eastern and "cbs this morning" will be broadcasting from jackson square in new orleans this morning. >> when we return, lip service. singer beyonce silences her critics ahead of her super bowl halftime show. [ female announcer ] the one for all. mcdonald's dollar menu. home of the meaty, melty mcdouble you love. and other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some of the cities around the country. washington, pretty nasty showers and windy, high of 36. atlanta and st. louis, partly sunny, but st. louis, just 26 the high. denver, mostly sunny, 51. 51 in seattle as well.
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the former head of an iowa brokerage firm was sentenced to 50 years in prison after admitting he stole 250 million dollars from his commodities people. the financial group ultimately collapsed. he apologized to his victims before he was sentenced. beyonce's performance of "the star-spangled banner" before the president's inauguration raised questions on whether she lip-synced the song. >> reporter: beyonce's rendition of the "national anthem" before president obama's inauguration was perfect. so perfect many people believed she was lip-syncing to recorded music. leaders of the marine corps band admit thad i were not playing
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but the pop superstar said nothing. ♪ and the rock eat red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that a flag was still there ♪ >> reporter: when it was over -- any questions? she aid at the inauguration she had sung along to a prerecorded track. >> i did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. it was a live television show. it was about the president and the inauguration and i wanted to make him and my country proud. >> reporter: beyonce promised she will sing live during the super bowl. coming up after your local news from new orleans special
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. friday is here. good morning. welcome to wusa9. we're glad you're with us. february 1. january is done and we'll feel like winter again.
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i'm mike hydeck. bright red for the women this morning. howard has red. >> it's only 28 days till meteorologically spring. let's talk about this morning, though. we do have a little bit of snow in the forecast. i mean a little bit of snow in the forecast. here's a look at your forecast. we'll have some snow over the next few hours, some light snow. we may get up to an inch in the favored areas, a trace in other spots. then partly sunny, windy and cold with highs ranging from the upper 20s to middle 30s. not far from where they are now. probably see the winds really kick up later this morning. winter weather advisories in effect for the immediate metro. you see them on the eastern shore. mountains go till 6:00 p.m. this evening. our advisories expire at 10:00 this morning. i got a report from a viewer in warrenton, light flakes have begun there. we snow it's snowing at bit in the mountains. this piece of energy from the
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mountains, you see it coming into southwestern virginia, roanoke south. the last couple of hours things have expanded on the radar. but this looks a lot worse than it actually is because the air is very dry at the surface. most of this is actually not reaching the ground right now with a few flakes, as i said, in warrenton, here and there. let me know if it's snowing in your place. 29 in martinsburg. only 14 in oakland. up in pennsylvania, western maryland, west virginia, everybody is gearing up for a good ski weekend. 3 it at andrews and -- 32 at andrews and cambridge. we'll look for afternoon temperatures in the upper 20s to middle 30s. monika samtani, quiet so far, knock on wood. knock on wood. we had a lot of problems in laurel yesterday with the flooding and the patuxent river. the american legion lot is closed up at the laurel marc station. you want to keep that in mind if you do normally park there. it will be closed indefinitely.
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so again keep that in mind for your travel plans. southbound 270 looks fine. early morning friday, no delays at all. gaithersburg down to the point where the lanes divide. we're fine on the beltway north of town as well. let's take a live look at route 355 at old georgetown road. by the way, northbound 355, watch out for the accident. police direction just inside the beltway. back to the maps, this time to virginia. on the northbound side of i-95, same story, friday morning light from woodbridge to spring field. we'll take a live look inside the beltway as you travel -- actually, outside the beltway. route 50 at sandy point coming off the bay bridge. this morning no wind warnings to worry about. back to you, mike and jess. >> thanks, monika. how is the economy doing? we've seen the stock market move up. the housing market is slowly coming back but there's still more to consider. >> the january jobs report will be released and it could show the economy picking up some steam. susan mcginnis has more. >> reporter: wall street is
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eagerly awaiting the government's january jobs report. analysts predict the country added jobs last month but not enough to budge the unemployment rate from its current 7.8%. >> it's been a slow process. >> reporter: latoya patrick is one of america's estimated 12 million unemployed workers. she's been looking for a job since the fall after graduating with a master's degree. >> i'm not going to lie, it's been really tough times when you're home. you feel like i've spent all this time going to school and it's like nobody is giving you a chance. >> reporter: economists say until more people like latoya find job, the economy will continue to suffer. the government announced wednesday the economy this rank last quarter for the first time in three years. one day after that dismal gdp report, the. disbanded his jobs council, a group of c.e.o.s charged with finding ways to create jobs. that gave republicans here on capitol hill new ammunition to


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